What goes into building a report? Usually it means poring over words and numbers from a dozen different sources. You’re hunting for a bit of data in this file here, or in that tool there. Just collecting data can be a huge headache, and too often it’s out of date by the time you’re done! Doesn’t it feel like there should be a better way?
That’s where Unito comes in. With Unito’s powerful two-way integrations, you can save time by automatically pulling information from the other tools in your stack and plugging it into Google Sheets (or vice versa). That means you can build reports that stay updated, in real-time, no matter what happens in your tool stack.
What is Google Sheets?
Google Sheets might just be the most well-known competitor for Microsoft Excel. It’s a spreadsheet creation tool with a focus on collaborative creation. Multiple people can work on the same Google Sheet simultaneously and see updates in real-time. Google Sheets can do pretty much anything Excel can do: spreadsheets, reports, charts, and so on.
Google Sheets is widely used, and just about every team probably has someone using it. That means it can be combined with just about any tool stack, in any industry. The challenge is making all those tools play nice.
What is a beta integration?
Beta integrations are the first step an integration takes after being voted off the upcoming integrations page. By releasing a beta version, we allow users like you to jump in and start using it sooner, even if every single feature isn’t quite ready yet. This gives you the chance to test out the integration, and we get better insights into what you need out of it.
There are a few key differences between a beta integration and what it’ll look like when it’s fully launched. You can find all these differences in our Help Center article. However, here are some key points.
Things you can do with our Google Sheets integration
- Map columns to fields in other tools: Unito will try to keep the way you’ve organized your sheets intact when syncing with other tools. To do this, a flow will look for the text in the top row of your sheet and try to match it to fields in other tools. So if you set up a Due Date column, it’ll get mapped to the due date in your other tool.
- Filter columns: With our Google Sheets integration, you’ll be able to build two kinds of rules. Say you have a column called Priority; you could filter out all rows that have empty Priority cells, or all rows that have these filled.
Things you can’t do (yet!)
- Sync attachments: You won’t be able to sync native attachments to (and from) Google sheets just yet, however you can always sync attachment links. You can find information on the difference between the two in our Help Center.
- Rich text: That means no special text formatting and no emojis 😞
We use beta integrations to make sure we build solutions you’ll actually want to use. That way, our roadmap reflects your needs. If you run into any problems — or know of features we should prioritize — please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your feedback is invaluable as we work to take Google Sheets from beta to full-fledged integration!
Bonus: try our Google Sheets integration with a ready-made template
Tired of building all your reports manually? Us too. That’s why we built a progress report template for Google Sheets that’s designed to work with Unito.
Use Unito to sync data from any work management tool in your stack into Google Sheets, and get immediate insights on how your projects are doing. Learn more about the template — and get access to it — here.